La Promessa Dell Alba

Author: Romain Gary
Editor: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8854511471
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Chi non ha pensato un giorno che viviamo giusto per onorare i sogni, le speranze e i sacrifici dei nostri genitori? Romain Gary non soltanto ha tenacemente nutrito questo pensiero, ma vi ha dedicato un libro intero, questo libro: La promessa dell’alba, una delle sue opere più intense, più belle e più riuscite. Era bambino, Gary, all’alba appunto della sua vita, quando promise per la prima volta a sua madre di tornare un giorno a casa dopo aver strappato vittoriosamente il possesso di questo mondo ai potenti e ai malvagi. Prima di Biancaneve, prima del Gatto con gli Stivali, prima dei Sette Nani e della Fata Carabosse, sua madre, infatti, gli sussurrò i nomi della vasta schiera di nemici contro cui un uomo degno di questo nome deve battersi. C’è prima di tutti Tatoche, il dio della stupidità, col sedere rosso da scimmia e la testa da intellettuale. Nel 1940 era il cocco e il teorico dei tedeschi, dopo si è appollaiato sulle spalle dei nostri scienziati, e a ogni esplosione nucleare la sua ombra si fa un po’ più alta sopra la terra. C’è Merzavka, il dio delle certezze assolute, una specie di cosacco ritto sopra cumuli di cadaveri; ogni volta che uccide, tortura e opprime in nome delle sue verità religiose, politiche o morali, la metà del genere umano gli lecca le scarpe con commozione. C’è Filoche, il dio della meschinità, dei pregiudizi, del disprezzo, dell’odio che, affacciato alla guardiola della portineria, all’ingresso del mondo abitato, grida: «Sporco americano, sporco arabo, sporco ebreo, sporco russo, sporco cinese, sporco negro». E vi sono numerosi altri dei, più misteriosi e più loschi, più insidiosi e nascosti, difficili da identificare... Libro unico, che costituisce «uno dei più straordinari tributi mai scritti da un uomo a sua madre » (Newsweek), e ci restituisce l’affascinante vita di chi, come Romain Gary, è cresciuto aspettando il giorno in cui avrebbe potuto scostare con la mano il velo che oscura l’universo, La promessa dell’alba ci mostra come il sogno di restituire la terra a coloro che la riempiono del loro coraggio e del loro amore possa generare grande letteratura. «Uno dei più straordinari tributi mai scritti da un uomo a sua madre.» Newsweek «Nessun lettore può restare insensibile davanti a queste pagine così commoventi.» Le Monde «È il libro di Romain Gary che preferisco. Anaïs Nin

Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid

Author: Romain Gary
Editor: George Braziller
ISBN:
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Fifty-nine-year-old Jacques Rainier, international tycoon and former Resistance leader, finds himself in love with a beautiful young Brazilian woman at a time when his virility is waning and the European economic recession threatens his financial empire

Promise At Dawn

Author: Romain Gary
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811222233
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A classic of modern French literature, the thrilling real-life story of the military hero, ambassador, ladies man, writer, and loving son I grew up longing for the day when I could tear down the veil of darkness and absurdity concealing the true face of the universe and discover at last a smile of kindness and wisdom; I grew up in the certitude that one day I should help my fellow men to wrest the world from our enemies and give back the earth to those who ennoble it with their courage and warm it with their love. Promise at Dawn begins as the story of a mother’s sacrifice: alone and poor, she fights fiercely to give her son the very best. Romain Gary chronicles his childhood in Russia, Poland, and on the French Riveria; he recounts his adventurous life as a young man fighting for France in World War II. But above all he tells the story of the love for his mother that was his very life—their secret and private planet, their wonderland “born out of a mother’s murmur into a child’s ear, a promise whispered at dawn of future triumphs and greatness, of justice and love.”

La Promessa Dell Alba Shanghai

Author: Mathieu Mariolle
Editor:
ISBN: 9788869115165
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Night

Author: Elie Wiesel
Editor: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466805366
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

The Life Before Us

Author: Romain Gary
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811209618
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Momo, an orphaned Arab boy, struggles to help Madame Rosa, a dying former prostitute and survivor of Auschwitz, whose Paris boarding-house has sheltered other prostitutes' children.

The Day Of The Triffids

Author: Pauline Francis
Editor: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237525361
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This title is part of a series that presents retold, shortened versions of classic novels that are suitable for children working at Key Stages Two and Three. The stories are retold so as to lose none of the strength and character of the originals.

Spring Snow

Author: Yukio Mishima
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 030783431X
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Yukio Mishima’s Spring Snow is the first novel in his masterful tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility. Here we meet Shigekuni Honda, who narrates this epic tale of what he believes are the successive reincarnations of his friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae. It is 1912 in Tokyo, and the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders — rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power. Shigekuni Honda, an aspiring lawyer and his childhood friend, Kiyoaki Matsugae, are the sons of two such families. As they come of age amidst the growing tensions between old and new, Kiyoaki is plagued by his simultaneous love for and loathing of the spirited young woman Ayakura Satoko. But Kiyoaki’s true feelings only become apparent when her sudden engagement to a royal prince shows him the magnitude of his passion — and leads to a love affair both doomed and inevitable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mason Dixon

Author: Claudia Mills
Editor: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0375872760
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Fourth-grader Mason struggles to enjoy playing basketball after his best friend persuades him to join a team, and learns that the dog-hating lady next door is not so bad after all.

The Kites

Author: Romain Gary
Editor: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811226557
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Romain Gary’s bittersweet final masterpiece, a novel of courage and resistance—never before in English On a small farm in Normandy, as Hitler rises to power in Germany, young Ludo comes of age in the care of his Uncle Ambrose, an eccentric mailman, kite-maker, and pacifist. Ludo’s quiet existence changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family who own the estate next door. In a single glance, Ludo instantly falls in love forever; Lila, on the other hand, remains elusive. Thus begins Ludo’s adventure of longing, passion, and steadfast love for Lila, who begins to reciprocate his feelings just as Europe descends into war. After Germany invades Poland, Lila and her family disappear, and Ludo’s journey to save her from the Nazis becomes a journey to save his loved ones, his country, and ultimately himself. Filled with unforgettable characters—an indomitable chef who believes Michelin stars are more enduring than military conquests; a Jewish brothel Madam who reinvents everything about herself during the war; a piano virtuoso turned RAF pilot—The Kites is Romain Gary’s poetic call for resistance in whatever form it takes.